Medical research

The benefits of exercise in a pill? Science is closer to that goal

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine and collaborating institutions report today in the journal Nature that they have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise and ...

Oncology & Cancer

A potential new marker for personalized breast cancer therapy

A new study from the University of Southampton has discovered that "crown-like structures" surrounding breast tumors in overweight and obese patients could hinder their response to therapy. The findings of this study could ...

Medications

Researchers upcycle pineapple leaves into low-cost fat trappers

Imagine swallowing a capsule or munching a cracker made from pineapple leaf fibers to lose weight at a fraction of the cost of fat burners currently available in the market. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity linked to higher risk of broken bones in women

New research being presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, the Netherlands (4-7 May), has found that women with obesity and overweight, particularly women with high waist circumference, are more ...

Diabetes

Active brown adipose tissue protects against 'pre-prediabetes'

In a prospective study of young, lean adults, PET/CT imaging revealed that higher levels of active brown adipose tissue (also known as "brown fat") are more prevalent in individuals who exhibit very early indications of metabolic ...

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Adipose tissue

In histology, adipose tissue or body fat or just fat is loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes. Adipose tissue is derived from lipoblasts. Its main role is to store energy in the form of fat, although it also cushions and insulates the body. Obesity or being overweight in humans and most animals does not depend on body weight but on the amount of body fat—specifically, adipose tissue. Two types of adipose tissue exist: white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT). Adipose tissue also serves as an important endocrine organ by producing hormones such as leptin, resistin and the cytokine TNFα. The formation of adipose tissue appears to be controlled by the adipose gene. Adipose tissue was first identified by the Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner in 1551.\

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